Phobias

Hypnotherapy tackles phobias swiftly.

Are You Held Back By a Friday 13th Phobia?

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, approximately 17 to 21 million US citizens are affected by a fear of Friday the 13th.  This makes it the most feared day and date in history.

Some people are so paralysed by fear on Friday 13th that they avoid their normal routines, from business, to flights, to significant events.  Even getting out of bed is fraught.  

Has A Fear of Dogs Made You Prisoner In Your Own Home?

Has A Fear of Dogs Made You Feel Like A Prisoner In Your Own Home?

A fear of dogs really can make you feel like a prisoner in your own home.  The clinical terminology for this phobia is Cynophobia and it is one of the top 20 phobias in the world. Ironic when you consider that dogs are known as man’s best friend.  But for someone with a phobia of dogs, a dog is, psychologically, their worst enemy.

The Grass Becomes Greener When You Cure Hastenburaphobia

Today I met a lady who admitted to what some may consider a strange phobia.  A fear of grass.  It even has a name:  Hastenburaphobia.

My first question to her was “How does the fear of grass affect you on a day to day basis?”  A big part of having a phobia is the avoidance patterns of behaviour a person with a phobia becomes good at.  

So, in this lady’s case, she won’t walk down a path with grass on either side.  And she’ll take the Israelites Journey to do a detour and avoid stepping on grass.  A picnic in the park is also out of the question.